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$43 for a 90-Minute Amma Massage with a Reiki Treatment and Four Handmade Local Chocolates ($86 Value)
Each session begins with 15 minutes of reiki, a relaxing energy treatment designed to balance the physical, emotional, and spiritual aspects of the body. Therapist Aaron Noleen then transitions into an amma massage, which focuses on the body’s energy pathways. Beginning with gentle touch, it builds in intensity as it stimulates the circulation of qi, incorporating treatments such as acupressure, Swedish massage, and fire cupping. Aside from eliciting a sense of relaxation and awareness, amma massages may help to relieve muscle pain, digestive issues, and chronic stress.
At Inner Balance, AJ and Aaron Noleen bring balance and vitality to their clients by drawing on 25 years of combined experience practicing traditional Chinese medicine, movement therapies, and reiki. Informed by years of education and multiple certifications within the holistic field, the practitioners integrate treatments such as amma bodywork––a meridian-based form of massage––and Gyrotonic exercise to help clients overcome ailments ranging from digestive problems to muscle pain. Designed to help stretch and straighten muscles without causing undue stress on the joints, Gyrotonic exercises are performed on a special machine that is meant to enhance freedom of movement rather than inhibit it the way conventional exercise machines or exercise cocoons often do.